1965 wins National Newspaper Award for Editorial Cartooning.
1970 wins National Newspaper Award for Editorial Cartooning.
1972 wins National Newspaper Award for Editorial Cartooning.
In 1980 retires for Toronto Star for the first time.
On April 25, 1993 Macpherson retires from the Star, and dies eight days later.
Duncan Macpherson was well known for his ruthless style. Terry Mosher refers to him as the "king of the third wave." One of Macpherson's most celebrated cartoons featured John Diefenbaker as Marie Antoinette saying "Let them eat cake," after Diefenbaker cancelled the Avro Arrow project and its 14,000 jobs. Pierre Berton said this cartoon was "the beginning, I think, of the country's disillusionment with the Diefenbaker government...scarcely anybody had taken a crack at Diefenbaker until then."
Board member Duncan Macpherson voiced that while he personally thinks the board should do everything possible to support veterans, he has a hard time “pushing it off onto other people, especially those who have a fixed income.” Lampman recommended ...
In the 1960s, the Star's political cartoonist Duncan MacPherson drew a cartoon depicting the federal party leaders of the time (John Diefenbaker, Lester B. Pearson, Tommy Douglas and Real Couette, if memory serves) as a barbershop quartet singing in ...
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